A robust in-game economy helps set Call of Duty: Warzone apart from other battle royale titles, and maximizing how much money you make early is key to being successful in the late game.
Cash is king in Warzone. Loadouts are the most powerful tool in the game, costing a whopping $ 10,000, while buying anything from redistributions to UAVs for around $ 4,000 each is game-changing.
Whether you and your team want to play aggressively or carefully, there are several ways to make quick money all over Verdansk. As is often the case in life, a high reward is complemented by a high risk. So we’re going to break down the absolute fastest ways to make money, as well as some of the more efficient ways to make money quickly with less risk.
There are three main ways to make money in Warzone: 1) looting in the open world, 2) contracts, and 3) looting corpses.
The quickest way to make big bucks is to do all three at the same time by getting hot in an area with high-level loot and a bounty contract among other teams. For a safer process, you can prioritize looting and contract bonuses.
Open world looting
There are a number of locations across Verdansk where high-level prey is likely to be densely concentrated. These are usually multi-story, vertically distributed locations such as Downtown, Quarry and the ever popular superstore.
In any of these locations, you’ll likely find stacks of cash in boxes and spread over floors – the easiest way to make money in the game.
There are three types of contracts in Warzone: Bounty, Recon, and Scavenger (ranked by the most money that is usually the least given). Each contract offers a different function, brings your team cash on completion and an important contract multiplier bonus on your subsequent contracts. With your second contract you will receive a 40 percent multiplier for your third. This becomes an 80 percent multiplier after three, 120 percent after four and can go up to 200 percent and beyond for further completions.
Scavenger contracts will get you roughly $ 2,000 to $ 2,800 (depending on how much you need to travel for each box) along with the money you find in the contract’s three loot boxes. You get more money and loot than with a Recon, plus the advantage of not being a sedentary duck.
Scouting contracts require a location to be locked down and get you around $ 1,500 per person per some loot, which is less profitable than other contracts. But their main benefit of seeing the location of the closest circle can be invaluable.
As the riskiest contract, the bounty contract generally awards $ 3,000 upon completion – which requires you to kill the target whose general territory the game marks on your minimap. If someone else kills that enemy, you will get a greatly reduced reward, but you will still get the multiplier. Bounties are incredibly dangerous as the hunted tend to camp. But aside from the money you will make upon graduation, you can also loot these fallen enemies.
Looting of corpses
While you’re out there making contracts, killing enemies, and finding money in boxes or on the floor, your enemies are doing the same thing. Killing them and taking their money is often the most brutal, but also the most hasty way of making money.
This may not be as effective in the early game, but it quickly increases as the circle narrows and teams with money start focusing on buying stations.
The fastest, most aggressive way to make money
If you’re nervous and confident, the quickest way to make money is by looking forward to a bounty, grabbing prey, and killing everyone around.
When you do this in a place like the superstore, your bounty should be very close, so you can start your contract multiplier bonuses while you loot and kill players to further bolster your resources.
Once your territory is cleared, you can meet a scavenger who should make you enough cash for a load, or, if you’re still hungry, get in a vehicle and look for the next bounty.
The safest way to make money, fast
If you’re more patient and want to get comfortable for the late night game without sweating too much, you can easily abuse Scavenger contracts and the contract multipliers.
If you end up somewhere on the edge of the circle that happens to have a few scavengers, you should be able to collect a ton of loot and your bonuses without facing too many enemies.
If your territory is relatively free, you and your teammates can split up, so there is a greater chance each of you will be close to the subsequent boxes of the contract, which are randomly split.
After even two or three scavengers, your team should have enough cash to purchase a loadout. With a high contract multiplier and a fully equipped squad, you have an immediate advantage and can either decide to start the hunt or, due to your high contract multiplier, simply sign another contract or two to easily buy yourself resuscitations and killstreaks.
In short, hot drops and bounties when you’re feeling aggressive, safe drops and scavengers when you’re feeling cautious. Whatever you choose, hit these contract multipliers early to get the boosts going.